Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Cedar Park-Leander

ROUNDUP: 6 eateries now open or coming soon in Cedar Park, Leander

Read Cedar Park and Leander-area dining updates from July.


Austin Public Health: Pflugerville has highest number of new weekly COVID-19 ca

According to the data, cases in the Pflugerville area appear to be increasing rapidly.

Southwest Austin

Master-planned neighborhood in Dripping Springs to bring 960 homes, new roads

A new 283-acre neighborhood being planned in Dripping Springs will host 960 new homes along with roads, water lines, commercial space and public land.

Central Austin

Downtown Austin community food forest expansion to move forward with city backing

Planning for a 3-acre expansion to downtown Austin’s Festival Beach Food Forest will continue with city participation through this summer and fall.

Williamson County

Williamson County proposes lower tax rate ahead of final budget vote Aug. 31

Williamson County has set a maximum proposed total property tax rate lower than last year’s rate, even as the recommended county budget could potentially increase by more than $45 million year over year.

Taylor Girtman, Brian Rash, Maggie Quinlan, Ben Thompson and Iain Oldman contributed to this report.